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Expectations high for the return of tourism season in Halifax

The Houston government recently announced it will be working on a new strategic plan for tourism in the province. 
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Georges Island (Photo courtesy of Tourism Nova Scotia)

Lots of hope and excitement in Nova Scotia's tourism sector as the industry expects a busy summer season after two years of pandemic life. 

Many operators have been preparing for months in anticipation of a tourism boon this summer, according to Ross Jefferson with Discover Halifax. 

And while the idea of pent-up demand has something to do with the high expectations, Jefferson says Halifax and Nova Scotia as a whole will benefit from more Canadians choosing to travel within in Canada. 

 "There's some ongoing challenges with international airlines and flights," Jefferson said, adding that "people are looking to take it easy this year and explore their own country."

Jefferson says looking to the future, he expects Canadians will soon go back to taking in more destinations outside the country. To that end, he says he's happy to see many of the international routes that stopped early in the pandemic are returning to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

The Houston government recently announced it will be working on a new strategic plan for tourism in the province. 




Mark Hodgins

About the Author: Mark Hodgins

Mark Hodgins is an Ontario-born Haligonian. A graduate of the Loyalist College journalism program, he’s been with NEWS 95.7 since 2016. Mark is a lover of sports, politics and video games.
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